Glendale, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–January 19, 2007–California Credit Union (CCU) is pleased to announce the third annual college scholarship program for graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles County schools and for students of Los Angeles County community colleges that are transferring to a 4-year college. The credit union will award $1,000 scholarships to 35 deserving students to help them defray the expenses of a college education.
“Begun in 2005, the California Credit Union College Scholarship Program has been a great success,” CCU President and CEO Ron McDaniel noted. “For the first time, students of any Los Angeles County community college moving to a four-year institution now qualify for the program. We are proud to have this opportunity to support these students in their continued pursuit of higher education.”
Scholarships are open to any graduating high school senior in Los Angeles County or any Los Angeles County community college student transferring to a 4-year college. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must attend an accredited college or university in 2007.
Students do not need to be current members of CCU. Applications must be received no later than Saturday, March 31, 2007. Awards will be announced no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Applications are available at any CCU branch or online at http://www.californiacu.org.
Since being chartered more than 75 years ago by a small group of Los Angeles teachers, the education-related community has built California Credit Union into a billion-dollar federally insured financial institution. CCU is a not-for-profit financial services institution serving nearly 80,000 members with 10 convenient branch locations throughout Los Angeles County. Membership is open to schools, school-related organizations and individuals in the California private and public education community. More information about CCU is available by calling 800-334-8788 or by visiting our website at http://www.californiacu.org.